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Definition of the noun bathe

What does bathe mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bathes

  1. the act of swimming for pleasure or recreation
    • example: the Englishman said he had a good bathe
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: swim / swimming = the act of swimming

Definition of the verb bathe

What does bathe mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bathed | bathing | bathes

  1. cleanse the entire body
    • examples: bathe daily | They bathe | They bathe themselves
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb]Marlene dressed
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Celia brushed her hair | Celia brushed the baby's hair | Marlene dressed the baby | Sheila groomed the horse | The hygienist flossed my teeth
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient, reflexive]Marlene dressed herself

      Verbs of Grooming and Bodily Care (with the same syntax): change, clothe, disrobe, dress, exercise, moisturize, preen, primp, shave, shower, strip, sunbathe, tan, undress, wash.

    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic words: clean / cleanse = clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
    • more specific words:
      • shower = take a shower
      • foment = bathe with warm water or medicated lotions
  2. suffuse or envelope with something
  3. swim for pleasure or recreation
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: swim = travel through water
    • more specific word: skinny-dip = bathe in the nude

Alternative definition of the verb bathe

verb

  1. [intransitive]To clean oneself by immersion in water or using water; to take a bath, have a bath.
  2. [intransitive]To immerse oneself, or part of the body, in water for pleasure or refreshment; to swim.
  3. [transitive]To clean a person by immersion in water or using water; to take a bath, have a bath.
  4. [transitive]To apply water or other liquid to; to suffuse or cover with liquid.
  5. [figuratively][context: transitive and intransitive] To cover or surround.
  6. [intransitive]To sunbathe.

Specialised definition of the verb bathe

Glossary of sports

to swim (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

to wash something such as a wound carefully (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

to have a bath (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for bathe

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Google previewJournal of a Tour Through Part of the Snowy Range of the Himālā Mountains (1820)

And to the Sources of the Rivers Jumna and Ganges by James Baillie Fraser

The spot where we bathe is a mere point of shingle, just under the rock which divides the two streams.

Google previewPrivate Law and the Rule of Law (2014)

by Lisa M Austin, Dennis Klimchuk

To bathe is an action in middle ...

Google previewPracticing Psychology in the Primary Care Setting (2010)

by H. Russell Searight

BATHE is an acronym for a specific counseling protocol developed for family physicians. The BATHE technique recognizes the time limits of clinical encounters in primary care. To emphasize this, the authors (Stuart and Lieberman) titled the ...

Google previewThe God Who Lives (2014)

Investigating the Emergence of Life and the Doctrine of God by Adam Pryor

“as a place to bathe” is not an addendum to “the lake” as a brute experience. The lake as a place to bathe is the fundamental unit of the experience and its characteristic aboutness is always simultaneously part of both the noetic acts and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (1991)

by Alan L. Mackay

Ludwig Feuerbach 1804-1872 21 To bathe is the first, though the lowest, of virtues. In the stream of water the fever of selfishness is allayed. Water is the readiest ...

Google previewBehavioral Medicine (1999)

A Primary Care Approach by H. Russell Searight

BATHE is an acronym for a brief primary care counseling approach developed by M. R. Stuart and Lieberman ( 1993). The model is intended to be implemented as a series of questions and statements that the provider employs in a specific ...

Google previewThe English Dictionary before Cawdrey (1985)

by Gabriele Stein

A bathe: a baine: a hottehouse: a fierce. Balito, as, 3 Balo, Plau, To bleate often. Bălius, idem quod Badius. Ballaria, Ruell. An hearb called. Lichnis coronaria. Băllista, a, f. g. An instrument of warre to cast stones, or other thinges: a crosbowe , ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

BATHE, Henry De ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World (2003)

by Cora Linn Daniels, C. M. Stevans

To bathe just at the noon hour is lucky. If, after washing, you wipe your hands on a tablecloth, you will get warts. When you have to get out of bed at midnight to bathe your feet, whether from burning or itching or any other cause, it is a sure sign ...

Google previewGenealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (1914)

Lineage — Hugo de Bathe. one of the companionBiu arms of Earl Strongbow, in tho invasion of Ireland, a.d. 1172, obtained extensive grants of manors and lands in the countr of Devon, Dublin, Meatb, Louth, and Drogheda ; and from him ...

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A person who does not bathe, must know it of himself that he is dirty.
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Scrabble value of B3A1T1H4E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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